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San Buenaventura State Beach

Contact Information

(805) 968-1033

Park Hours

Dawn ‘til dusk

Driving Directions to San Buenaventura SB

The entrance is located west of Hwy 1. From northbound Hwy 1, take Exit 68 toward South Seaward Av, turn left onto South Seaward Av, then turn right onto Pierpoint Bl. From southbound Hwy 1, take Exit 68 for Seaward Av. Continue west to onto Monmouth Wy.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


Currently San Buenaventura State beach is open to the public.  Any changes in operations due to the Thomas Fire will be updated on this website.

McGrath State Beach is not a recognized evacuation shelter location for victims of the Thomas Fire and does not have the necessary resources to assist with the needs and necessities of evacuees.  Shelter locations for fire evacuees are located at:

City of Ventura – Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building (Red Cross)  Includes an animal shelter for all types of animals.  1- W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura  93001

City of Ojai – Nordhoff High School (Red Cross) – 1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai

City of Oxnard – Oxnard College gymnasium (Red Cross), 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard

City of Santa Paula – Santa Paula Community Center (City of Santa Paula-run shelter), 530 W. Main St., Santa Paula

City of Fillmore – Veteran’s Memorial Bldg. (City of Fillmore-run shelter), 511 2nd Street, Fillmore

UC Santa Barbara Multi-Activity Center, 516 Ocean Road, Goleta

Updated information on the Thomas Fire can be found at:

CalFire Maps:

CalFire Thomas Fire Evacuation Maps

Most Recent Evacuation Map:


Please Note:

For the current status of this park, please call (805) 968-1033.

Beach condition advisory: This past winter, storms and high waves eroded much of the sand on the beach at this park, exposing cobble rocks, particularly south of the pier. The beach area with the most sand is next to the main day-use parking lot.

This beach features swimming, surfing and picnicking. The beach has two miles of sandy beach, sand dunes, picnic sites, a parking lot, a snack bar and a beach-equipment rental shop. Bike trails connect other nearby beaches. The beach is the site for a number of special events, such as the triathlons, and volleyball tournaments. A 1,700-foot pier has a snack bar, restaurant and bait shop.


The beach is in the city of Ventura. The entrance is on San Pedro Street off Highway 101.

Special Events

Are you looking for a memorable wedding or event location with gorgeous ocean views? 
Contact our special event coordinator if you are interested in using our park for your next big event. We also work closely with the film commission for your filming needs. 
Debbie Rodriguez (805) 648-4059

Services provided by the following concessionaires

Jolly Oyster

Friday      12pm-7pm
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday    11 am-7pm

Wheel Fun Rentals

Available Activities and Facilities at San Buenaventura State Beach

Bike Trails
Picnic Areas
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible